Substance Use Disorder

NOTICE REGARDING GROUPS: All behavioral health groups are cancelled for the next two weeks.  Groups will resume on August 31st.  If you have any questions or need to speak to someone, please contact our office at 217-532-2001. 

MCHD has an established substance use disorder program open to all county residents in need of substance use disorder treatment.  We offer a variety of services including Outpatient Counseling, Psychiatric Services, Intervention, and DUI Services.  Funding for this program is provided in part by DHS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

The Outpatient Counseling program typically consists of a minimum of three months or 30 hours, of counseling unless otherwise specified (as in DUI cases).  Outpatient counseling consists of individual sessions for 1 hour every 2 – 4 weeks and group counseling once a week for 2 hours.  These sessions are used to focus on the individual’s problems usually stemming from their substance abuse and examine ways to change their attitudes and behaviors.  We concentrate on various issues such as denial, self-esteem, family, relationships, coping skills, addiction, values, consequences, and relapse prevention.  However, we encourage our participants to present their own topics or concerns for discussion.  Both the groups and the individual counseling are provided by Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

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Women Specific Treatment and Recovery Services
MCHD provides or arranges for gender-specific substance abuse treatment and other therapeutic interventions for women, which may address issues of relationships, sexual and physical abuse, trauma and parenting. Pregnant women in need of services shall be given preference in admissions. If our program is unable to admit a pregnant woman because of insufficient capacity or because we do not provide the necessary services, we will make a referral to another program and will documented within 48 hours of the request. Pregnant women receiving interim services will be placed at the top of any waiting list for admission.